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Barmbrack, also called Barnbrack and sometimes called Bairín Breac in Ireland, is kind of bread which is topped with sultanas and raisins. It is often eaten with butter along with a cup of tea in the afternoon. Barmbrack is sweeter than sandwich bread, but not as rich as cake.

Barmbrack plays an important role of an Irish Halloween custom. The Halloween Barmbrack traditionally contained various objects baked into the bread and was used as a sort of fortune-telling game. People usually put a pea, a stick, a piece of cloth, a small coin (originally a silver sixpence) and a ring into Barmbrack. Each item, when received in the slice, was supposed to carry a meaning to the person concerned: the pea, the person would not marry that year; the stick, would have an unhappy marriage or continually be in disputes; the cloth or rag, would have bad luck or be poor; the coin, would enjoy good fortune or be rich; and the ring, would be wed within the year.

In the process of making Bara brith, many helpful machines and equipments will be used to enhance production ability and improve efficiency. For example, Tunnel Oven, Auto Tilting Mixer, Electric Dough Divider, Fermenting Room and Loaf Bread Slicer, etc.

Related to machine list:
1. Dough Mixer  

2. Hydraulic Dough Divider

3. Loaf Bread Forming

4. Fermentation

5. Oven